Ensemble: Drapey Top, Ankle Pants & Ankle Straps

Link Love: Diversity in Fashion Today

During an CFDA panel earlier this month, a group of fashion insiders discussed their experiences with diversity in the fashion industry. Afterwards, I went looking for more articles that shed light on this very important topic: The Fashion Spot … 8

YLF Survey: Help Us to Understand Your Needs

The surveys we ran in the past gave us extremely useful information and informed some important decisions. With today’s survey both members and non-members can give us input on some changes we’re considering, help us to set … 61

Boho Lite in Arizona

Last month we visited friends in hot and dry Arizona, which is where these photographs were taken. This is one of the outfits I wore and it was breezy, yet sufficiently covered for the harsh desert sun. I was very comfortable as long as we … 76

New: Add More Pictures to Your Finds

Another week and another frequently requested enhancement to Finds. You can now upload additional pictures to the Finds in your collection. Just open the detail page for any Find and underneath you will see a new “Add a Photo” … 23

Fashion News Roundup: Week 20, 2015

Eileen Fisher’s sustainability plan, an H&M beauty collection, a popular fashion flick turns into a musical, and other fashion stories that made the rounds this week. The Devil Wears Prada is being turned into a musical by … 9

Ensemble: Denim Shorts with Interesting Top and Hat

This ensemble was inspired by a Summer outfit formula I suggested in 2012 and that has been repinned 618 times on Pinterest. … 43

Link Love: Jewellery Aficionados

Three jewellery experts give advice on where to begin if you are thinking about starting a fine jewellery collection. After acquiring new or vintage pieces you of course want to keep your treasures in shipshape condition. That’s when these … 11

Prevent Maxi Skirt Uni-Leg with Front Side Slits

Casual maxi skirts that are flat and straight in front, like the Stem Maxi skirt on the right, look a little off to my eye. I think that’s because you can’t see two separate legs behind the expanse of fabric. It creates what I … 56

Brand Spotlight: Matt & Nat

Matt & Nat handbags are made of vegan leather. Truly, the Matt & Nat imitation leather bag is a cut above the rest, which is why the prices are comparable to leather bags. They look like real leather, are beautifully made and quite … 32

New: Create Your Own Custom Finds

Until now there have been two ways to collect Finds. The easiest is to click the little heart icon on the top right of a Find card. The second way is to use the bookmarklet to collect the item from a retailer’s website. While both of these … 60

Outfit Formula: Fashionable Business Casual

Many of my clients have moved on from wearing classic bootcut trousers with a tucked blouse and blazer for business casual. Instead, they’ve been enjoying a more fashionable combination of cropped trousers, soft top and jacket. The … 60

Fab Find: Dressy Knitted Dress

A dressy knitted dress is a rare find and the Shirred Faux Wrap Dress from Banana Republic has been a HIT with my clients. There are many reasons to love this frock. The tailored and waist-defining fit is conventionally flattering, giving you an … 24

Fashion News Roundup: Week 19, 2015

Macy’s is dipping its toes into the outlet market, Nordstrom is testing a curbside pickup service, a Frida Kahlo exhibition, and other style news from around the world this week. This Fall Macy’s will start testing the outlet market … 7

Three Ensembles for My Mum

I’m dedicating these ensembles to Yvonne, my late Mum. She would have turned 74 this year and I often think about what she would be wearing … 76

Link Love: The Met Gala 2015

Monday night’s Met Gala with its China: Through the Looking Glass theme was the talk of the town on style sites this week. Let’s have a look at some articles that discuss the big event, from the red carpet fashion to this … 9

Brand Spotlight: Sole Society Footwear

Sole Society makes fashionable, colourful, comfortable and relatively affordable footwear. Styles cost between $59.95 to $79.95 full price. I bought a pair of silver grey Olyvia ankle strap pumps last year that are extremely … 40

Top Picks From the Nordstrom Sale Section

Here’s a roundup of Spring and Summer sale items that are on sale at Nordstrom right now. Items are both dressy and casual, and cover a range of price points. Be sure to browse through the colour options.  Visit the collection page to … 16

Team Orange or Team Purple

Research published by KISSMetrics found that orange was the least favourite colour amongst women, and that purple and blue were the favourites. This was back in 2011, but I have found it to be generally true for my clients over the years. … 116

My Evolving Summer Footwear Capsule

I was recently shopping with a client for Summer footwear and we decided that she shouldn’t purchase more than two new pairs of shoes for the season. That’s because she tends to have only three pairs of shoes in regular rotation … 77

Swimsuits: One-Piece or Two

My perspective hasn’t changed in the four years since I wrote “When to Stop Wearing a Bikini“: As long as you feel fabulous wearing one, don’t stop. There is no age or body type restriction on the item.  Taking my … 55

Fashion News Roundup: Week 18, 2015

A short documentary about Martin Margiela, Style.com to become an e-commerce site, Eva Chen stepping down at Lucky Magazine, and other style news that made the rounds this week. Online eyewear retailer Warby Parker is named Fast Company’s … 6

White ‘70s Flares for Mum

May is sentimental for me because it’s the month my Mum passed away. Her style was classic and very ladylike, and denim was not her thing. But she did start wearing jeans in her late 50s and she looked sensational in them. She chose … 85

April Recap: Seventies Style

The revival of seventies style was a big part of April here at YLF. And launching a complete refresh of the site design made it a big month for us. Also, three ensembles, one capsule, Inge’s coverage of some great outfit bloggers and many … 2

Link Love: The Hunt for Vintage

Designer Nanette Lepore talks about her love for hunting down vintage pieces in Fashionista’s column How I Shop. The New York Times goes in search of the best stores to buy higher-end vintage menswear. The Fashion Spot uses the Tu at … 8

Ensemble: Rust, Light Blue & Gold

This ensemble was inspired by an outfit in Zara’s Summer lookbook that combines a pair of rust culottes with a light blue cropped pullover … 48

Fashion News Roundup: Week 17, 2015

Kohl’s next design collaboration, an Adidas sustainability initiative, and other fashion news that made headlines this week. Adidas is partnering with the Parley for the Oceans initiative to develop fibres made from marine plastic waste. … 7

Ensemble: Culottes and Moto Vest

This ensemble was inspired by an outfit in the Banana Republic lookbook, which I thought was a very fashionable way to sport Summer business … 46

Link Love: Going Green

In honour of Earth Day yesterday, I’m sharing some eco-friendly links and articles about sustainability initiatives that caught my attention. Los Angeles-based clothing brand Reformation has launched RefScale, a system that tracks the … 8

Rethinking High-Rise Jeans

I prefer low-rise jeans and trousers because I find the fit more comfortable around my midsection. I remember wearing baggy and pleated high-rise jeans in the ‘80s and persevering with that stiff fabric digging into my waist, especially … 57

Transitioning Your Feet into Summer Footwear

My feet need time to get used to Spring and Summer footwear styles after an Autumn and Winter of comfortable, cushioning socks and hosiery. I’ve found that it helps to have a strategy for transitioning into footwear that exposes more of … 44

The Low-Slung Belted Tunic

A black, white and cognac outfit recently caught my eye at two different Banana Republic stores. The fluid black eyelet tunic was combined with white skinny jeans, a low-slung cognac belt and black sandals. The graphic integrity of the black and … 61

An Unexpected End to My Search for White Flares

I love my faded blue Love Story bellbot.....sp;and Greg does too. They were a wild card at the time I bought them, filling a “fancy jeans” wardrobe hole. The degree to which I enjoy wearing them was unexpected, … 67

Fashion News Roundup: Week 16, 2015

Catherine Malandrino receives a prestigious award, the making of a Met Ball documentary, a new Nike collaboration, and more style news from around the world this week. Carine Roitfeld and Uniqlo are teaming up for a 40-piece womenswear … 8

Mum on the Go: Casual Vest, Tee & Bottoms

This outfit combination was inspired by three looks from Nordstrom. They combine a T-shirt with a pair of casual bottoms, denim vest and casual … 56

Link Love: A Plus-Size Perspective

The Business of Fashion is currently running an interesting series on why the fashion industry is ignoring the plus-size market. Have a look at: Plus-Size Is a Huge Growth Opportunity, Reaping Plus-Size Rewards Online, Serving Women of All Sizes … 11

Graphic Spring Layers and an Old Trench

I’ve worn this outfit three times in one month because of its high happiness factor. It is not the most conventionally flattering combination, but I feel fab wearing it because it’s graphic, comfortable, bold, and slightly playful. … 81

Welcome to the New Look of YLF

As I’m sure you have noticed, this morning we started the next leg of YLF’s style journey with a completely refreshed design. Greg has been working on this for a few months and Inge and I have been testing it for a few weeks. It was … 81

Fashion News Roundup: Week 15, 2015

Uniqlo is coming to Seattle, ASOS is launching a line of bridesmaid dresses, pre-orders for the Apple Watch started today, and other news from the fashion trenches this week. Angie was excited to hear that Uniqlo is coming to Seattle. Stores in … 12

Capsule: Summer Casual Wear

This capsule was inspired by a very casual warm weather look that I recently created with a client who will be off from work and spending Summer … 55

Link Love: Dressing the Part

With so many forum members absolutely killing it in our Favourite Fashion Era Outfit Challenge on the forum this week, I thought it would be fun to share a few costume design-themed links: From That ’70s Show to The Knick, Refinery29 … 7

Style Shift: When Intuition is the Enemy of Change

The current leg of my style journey involves some quite significant changes. As I mentioned earlier this year, I want to amp up the feminine integrity of my outfits with tailoring, visible softness, lighter colours and pretty items. The obvious … 63

Fab Finds: Playful Casual Tops

These casual tops were winners on my clients last week. Some look fab with skinnies and leggings, while others look equally good with shorts, flares and skirts. Many are available in an assortment of colours, so if the colour I chose is not to … 16

Making Sense of Culottes

Culottes have been a fringe trend for four years, and are finally getting mainstream traction. They are appealing because they combine the visual read of a skirt with the practicality of trousers. There are lots of styles in … 80

Happy Ninth Birthday YouLookFab!

Nine years and one day since we posted the first post on YLF and I’m still constantly surprised at the way things have turned out. I went from a career as a specialist retail buyer to being a fashion stylist to individual clients and the … 128

Fashion News Roundup: Week 14, 2015

Net-a-Porter is merging with Yoox, an exhibition featuring high-end mannequins, Chanel branching out into e-commerce, and more style news that made the headlines this week. Australian Uniqlo fans: Sydney is getting two new stores of over 1000 … 13

Ensemble: Burgundy, Orange and White

This ensemble was inspired by DVF’s Camden Floral Print Silk Top. Combining burnt orange and burgundy with white works really well. The … 43

Fab Finds at Banana Republic: 40% Off

Some of my clients have done well refreshing their Spring wardrobes at Banana Republic. All items here are tried and tested and most are 40% off until Sunday if you use the code “BRGOOD”. Be sure to browse through the colours because … 15

Link Love: Swimsuit Season

We are in the middle of swimwear season, so if you need a new bathing suit this year and like to have options, now’s the time to start looking. Here are some tips and ideas to get you started: Refinery29 has a roundup of The Raddest … 5

New Feature: Random Outfit Generator

Having a wardrobe full of fabulous clothing, footwear and accessories is one thing, but putting it all together to create fabulous outfits is quite another. It’s here, at the outfit creation phase, that many of my clients get stuck. … 123